Washington State Public Disclosure Commission
711 Capitol Way, Room 206 
Olympia, Washington 98504

Note that this agenda is subject to change. Please check the ** PDC website ** for the current version.

While the meeting room at the PDC's office will be open to the public, commissioners and staff will be joining remotely. The public is welcome to also join remotely.

The Public Disclosure Commission Meeting will be streamed live on TVW at WAPDC.01.26.23

Public comment can be submitted online at: SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENT

Public Comment period is at 9:30 a.m. To provide public comment remotely during comment period please call 1-360-522-0670 or email pdc@pdc.wa.gov prior to the start of the meeting to obtain information on how to participate.

Note: To ensure timely distribution, please submit materials related to the public comment portion by Tuesday 01.24.23, by 5 P.M. to allow time for the Commission and staff for review.

All times shown for consideration of agenda items (other than the time of convening) are approximate and may vary, depending on the amount of discussion required for each.

I.9:30 a.m. Chair Opening Comments and Public Comment Period
II.9:45 a.m. Consideration and Possible Approval of Meeting Minutes
  • December 8, 2022
III.9:50 a.m. Public Hearing – Proposed Rule

Commission seeks input on inflationary adjustments to reporting thresholds, contribution limits

IV.10:20 a.m. Hearing on Declaratory Order Petition
V.10:50 a.m. Budget Update
VI.11:00 a.m. Strategic Plan update
  • Approval of proposed Strategic Plan
  • Draft Charter(s) presentation
  • Commissioner Responsibilities
VII.11:20 a.m. Rulemaking and Legislative Update
VIII.11:50 a.m. Management Team Updates
  • Executive Director Update | Peter Frey Lavallee, Executive Director
  • Deputy Director Update | Kim Bradford, Deputy Director
  • Customer Service and Filer Assistance Update| Kendra Hodgson, Customer Service and Outreach Director
  • IT Activity Report | James Gutholm, Chief Information Officer
    • IT Portfolio Update
IX.12:00 p.m. Break/Executive Session

Discussion of matters allowed in executive session pursuant to RCW 42.30.110, including but not limited to, discussion of enforcement matters and pending and potential litigation with legal counsel, and review of performance of public employees. Possible action regarding pending litigation, or other matters properly discussed during executive session, will be taken following the executive session.

X.1:00 p.m. Enforcement Hearing (Reconsideration)
  • PDC Case 110448 Berger, Pamela - At the September 1, 2022 Brief Adjudicative Proceeding (BAP Hearing). Ms. Berger was found in violation of RCW 42.17A.700 for failure to file the F-1 report that was due by April 15, 2022 covering calendar year 2021. Ms. Berger was assessed a penalty of $250, with $125 suspended, which she now asks the Commission to reconsider.
XI.1:10 p.m. Reporting Modification Request
XII.1:45 p.m. Enforcement Request for Reconsideration
  • PDC Case 105472 Ozzie Knezovich – At the November 17, 2022, Brief Adjudicative Proceeding (BAP Hearing), Mr. Knezovich was found in violation of (1) RCW 42.17A.555 by using the public facilities of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office to oppose Amber Waldref, a candidate for Spokane County Commissioner in the 2022 election; and (2) RCW 42.17A.635(2) for engaging in prohibited indirect lobbying by encouraging members of the public to contact legislators regarding legislative changes. Mr. Knezovich was assessed a penalty of $300, with $100 suspended, which he now asks the Commission to reconsider.
XIII.2:00 p.m. Enforcement Hearing

Joshua Binda PDC Cases 100348 and 100589 

PDC staff alleged that Joshua Binda, a first-time candidate seeking the office of Lynnwood City Council in 2021, violated: (1) RCW 42.17A.445 and WAC 390-16-238 by making multiple expenditures using 2021 Joshua Binda for Lynnwood City Council Campaign (Campaign) funds for goods or services that were not directly related to the Campaign, and so were personal in nature; and (2) RCW 42.17.235 and .240 by failing to timely file the 2021 Post-General Election Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure report (C-4 report) disclosing contribution and expenditure activities undertaken by the Campaign.      

XIV. 2:20 p.m. Enforcement Updates
  • Enforcement Report – Categorization and Status of Open Complaints
XV.2:30 p.m. Adjourn

The Commission may deliberate in closed session on any enforcement matter on this agenda, or any matters listed in RCW 42.30.140.

Meeting Summary
Meeting Minutes